There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit by train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$35 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...

$34 - $51

2 alternative options

Night train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Inverness

$35 - $54

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit 171.5 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Drumnadrochit, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit 5 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 29 min. Virgin Trains East Coast also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$197
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Drumnadrochit is 173 km. The road distance is 274 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit is to bus which costs £25 - £40 and takes 4 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit is to drive which takes 3 h 13 min and costs £27 - £40.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and arriving at Drumnadrochit, Post Office via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit, including transfers.